Saturday, March 16, 2013

reform electric remontoire clock movement

2013 03 16 - typecast

Here's some photos of the movement:

2013 03 16 - reform electric remontoire clock movement

2013 03 16 - reform electric remontoire clock movement

And here's the video:

I think it's a nice movement, not very rare indeed, but I've never seen it before. I want to make a new diy wooden enclosure, get new hands and a good dial and put together a clock for my room!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fostex FD8 and solid state disks

2013 03 14 - fostex fd8 digital multitracker
2013 03 14 - typecast

Below there are some videos of the problem, I hope that someone can suggest me something to make the Fostex FD8 work with solid state disks (CF, SD or whatever).
This multitracker has also a SCSI-2 port so maybe I try to use an Acard IDE-SCSI bridge plus a IDE-CF adapter, but this is not cheap, those cards are pretty expensive: many times the ones shown here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

olivetti lettera 32 ad

2013 03 13 - typecast

It's quite interesting to read old magazines and look for ads of so-called "outdated" products ^_^

2013 03 13 - olivetti lettera 32 ad

Monday, March 11, 2013

some antares in a thrift shop

Returning back home I stopped at a thrift shop to see if there were any typewriters; not many, but a couple of Antares, one electric and one mechanical. I don't know the exact models shown below, but they seem quite cheaply built.

2013 03 11 - typecast

2013 03 11 - antares electric

2013 03 11 - antares

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lesa Mady 2

20130222 - lesa mady 2 and ibm selectric ii

After a couple of months I returned to my typewriter for a short typecast and a video of the red Selectric II and a yellow italian portable record player, the Lesa Mady 2.
In italian we call these "mangiadischi" (record eater), I don't know exactly why, maybe because the slot for the records is like a mouth... or maybe because this device really eats vinyl because of the high needle pressure needed to play the records in every position, even turned upside down or while driving the car.
I love playing new and pristine records with my Thorens... but I must admit that I really enjoy playing old 7" scratched records with this Lesa, the more they are scratched the more they sound good, it remembers me when I was a child listening to Grimm's tales on my orange Penny (probably the most known italian mangiadischi). I even do not have a standalone mp3 player, I use my mobile: nowadays everything is focused on devices that do everything, photos, videos, music listening and recording, internet browsing and so on...

20130222 - typecast